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NMC Bridge Program Aims to Increase Minority Participation in Science, Math, and Engineering (February 21, 2008)

The Northern Marianas College is seeking high school students who have a strong interest and talent in science, math, or engineering to participate in a competitive summer bridge program that will help them prepare for college.

The bridge program, formally named the “Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)” program, prepares future college freshmen for the unexpected and stressful experiences of the first year in college. The program also aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, math, and engineering. These minority groups include American Indians, African American, people of Hispanic origin, and Pacific Islanders. Last year, the LSAMP participants who had earned their bachelor’s degree received $40,500 per year to complete their advanced degrees.

During the eight-week program, which will begin June 9 and end on August 1, students will be enrolled in college life skills classes and will also take two transferable, college level courses: college trigonometry and general chemistry. The program will pay all costs for tuition, supplies, and fees.

In addition to a strong interest in science, math, and engineering, applicants need to be U.S. citizens. Because space is limited to 10 students, acceptance into the program will also be based on competitive criteria that includes a strong performance on the math placement test.

To recruit eligible students, NMC will enlist the assistance of high school principals and counselors. Interested applicants are also asked to contact Glenn Keaton at the NMC Sciences, Mathematics, Health and Athletics Department at 670-234-3690 Ext. 1200 or 1205.

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